good ol’ fun

I thought I would be busy the whole day today and would be digging into my unpublished photos for this week, but that’s not the case.  A 2-hour window suddenly opened up to allow me to stretch my legs and hopefully get rid of the nagging back pain.  The sky was overcast and the light was fading, but that’s not enough to dampen the spirit.  I needed my therapy.

I’ve always asked myself why I would want to light up a firecracker then cover my ears and run like hell?  Is this exclusive to boys?  I don’t see girls doing it, and it makes me think that boys haven’t really climbed up the evolutionary ladder much over the decades…

With old fashioned imagination and a bunch of plastic toys, these boys are having a great time building an aquarium.  No batteries needed and water is optional.  It looked like they were prepared for the rain, though.

Flipping rubber bands.  We used to flick them with one finger; now it’s done by forcing air through the cupped hands slapping on the concrete sidewalk.  Isn’t it nice to see kids playing with other kids without needing an online avatar?


9 thoughts on “good ol’ fun

  1. I’d love to travel and have the opportunity to get photographs like these.

    Overcast skies are the best conditions for people portraits! It means less blown highlights and I HATE blown highlights!

  2. I wish I had the guts to do as much street as you do, but then again Pinoys are very camera friendly and the Philippines has so much character and depth. It makes me miss home, kababayan. Your photos are inspiring and touching. Mabuhay ka!

    • Yes, we Pinoys are very camera friendly with the exception of young ladies who are probably just concerned about having their photos posted somewhere inappropriate. I understand that privacy is a very serious issue in other countries, but I hope that nobody does something to raise paranoia here.
      Thank you.

  3. So wonderful to see your shots as I sit looking at a grey chilly fall sky. Hope you will have a chance to reply to Facebook question. Kyra

  4. Where the boys are ! Try to remember when you were young and without the “nagging back pain” and feel better about it.:) Hope your day ended well as these photographs turned out to be. Thank you again for sharing.

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